Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
6th February 2019
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Program should be integrated with National AIDS Control Program

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

India has the worlds third largest number of people with HIV, next to South Africa (7.1 million) and Nigeria (3.2 million). As per HIV Estimations 2017 report, India has around 21.4 lakh people living with HIV (PLHIV) with adult prevalence of 0.22% vs 3.2% in Nigeria vs 18.8% in South Africa.

India has a National AIDS Control Programme (currently NACP IV) since 1992, when NACP I was launched and the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) was constituted to implement the programme....read more

Judicial officer has to possess reasonable limit of faculties of hearing, sight and speech in order to hear cases and write judgement

Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta

In the matter titled as "V. Surender Mohan versus State of Tamil Nadu & Others, Civil Appeal No. 83 of 2019" the Hon'ble Supreme Court vide judgement dated 22.01.2019 has held that a judicial officer in a State has to possess reasonable limit of the faculties of hearing, sight and speech in order to hear cases and write judgments and, therefore, stipulating a limit of 50% disability in hearing impairment or visual impairment as a condition to be eligible for the post is a legitimate restriction i.e. fair, logical and reasonable.....read more

Practice Updates

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is an annual observance to raise awareness about female genital mutilation and promote its eradication. Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.... read more

WHO asks countries to implement policies that prioritise cancer prevention

New Delhi: Health systems must provide cancer screening, detection and diagnosis at all levels of care, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday, while urging the Member States to implement policies that prioritise cancer prevention across sectors. In 2018, 18.1 million new cases of cancer developed worldwide, while around 9.6 million people died from the disease..... read more

First dengue case recorded in Delhi in January

NEW DELHI: Delhi has reported its first dengue case this year in January even though the vector-borne disease is usually reported between July and November, according to a municipal report released on Monday. Last year, 2,798 dengue cases and four deaths were recorded by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data on vector-borne diseases in the city.... read more

Scarlet fever and whooping cough resurging in the UK

New research shows that cases of diseases more commonly associated with the Victorian era are increasing in the UK. Since 2010, hospital visits for scarlet fever, malnutrition, whooping cough and gout are up 3,000 per year, representing a 52% increase.... read more

Washington now has 48 cases of measles

So far this year, Washington state is averaging more than one new measles case a day as officials try to help stop the disease's spread. Since January 1, Clark County Public Health has confirmed 47 cases of measles. In King County, home of Seattle, at least one confirmed case was reported. A vast majority of ...read more

Sexual assault of Minor: Doctor held in Delhi for allegedly raping minor patient

On Friday i.e. 01.02.2019, a doctor has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor patient in outer Delhi's Sultanpuri. The accused has been identified as Joginder Singh, a resident of Rohini. Police said on Wednesday morning the girl went to the doctor's clinic for treatment, when the crime took place.... read more

Young women with heart disease at risk of early menopause

Women who have a heart attack, stroke or some other type of cardiovascular event before age 35 have twice the risk of going into early menopause, according to a new research being presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference next week in Honolulu. Women who had a cardiovascular event before age 35 had twice the risk of being in menopause by the time they reached 45..... read more

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Lifestyle Updates
Inspirational Story 1: God has a Sense of Humor Too
Inspirational Story 2 : The Waste in Worry
A parasympathetic lifestyle is the gateway to good mental health
Children undergo several kinds of pressures today and most importantly from social media

New Delhi, 5 February 2019: Data shows the growing prevalence of mental illnesses, especially among children and adolescents. About 15 million individuals are battling some form of mental health illness in India; another 10% of all children suffer from some form of mental health issue and more than 50% of these go untreated. Many more are undetected. At the same time, the psychosocial stressors experienced by children cannot be ignored either.

Depression is now the single largest illness in the world; suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults; and almost half of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14.

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